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Hello and welcome to iGarden. Anyone who knows me will know that I am 'The Compulsive Gardener' - I love everything about gardening.

Allow me to share some of my enthusiasm and interests in gardening with a focus on the plants I know best and those that do especially well in my own Sydney garden.

This is more than just about plants: it's also about the people involved in gardening; their books and gardens; planting schemes; choosing appropriate plant types; colour selection... There is plenty to think and read about in iGarden.

So, while you are here, enjoy all my blogs, have a browse through my list of Plants and don't forget to check out the Discussion Forums, Marketplace, Garden Ramble and your local Gardening Events.

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"Tall summer volunteers"

These will provide colour and form in your garden every summer.

No, I'm not talking about those wonderful volunteer lifesavers at the beach in summer, but about some hard-working annuals from the plant world. Many are descendants of original plants I sowed 25 years ago when I first began my present garden, appearing of their own volition every spring from seeds shed the previous autumn - hence the term 'volunteers'. They have become the stars of my summer garden, giving a feel of abundance and spontaneity in borders which might otherwise have been dull an ... Read On »

January in my garden

What's in bloom

See the full list of what's flowering in my garden this month. Here »


Jobs to do

Happy New Year! January can be a hot month, when many gardeners go on holidays: make sure your garden will survive! Read More »


My Gardening Tip of the month

Climbers with unruly growth can be tamed by pruning. Other plants which look untidy now can be trimmed: they will rejuvenate quickly. Daylilies with ratty foliage can be cut back hard and will regrow with fresh leaves. Fuchsias can be given a light trim to promote more flowers; don't prune heavily, however!

My Plant Reference

My current garden is located in one of Sydney's northern suburbs so my focus is naturally on what does well here. I have grown over 286 different plant varieties that are all described in this reference.
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